Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted on TV that he was ready to use Russia’s nuclear weapons in order to fight for the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine. Wladimir Klitschko is claiming that Putin could ignite World War 3 by flouting international law.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, not everyone is blaming Russia for WW3 fears. Ron Paul claims U.S. intervention in Ukraine by the Obama administration is responsible for the World War 3 fears, and one U.S. Navy SEAL claims an “unconventional” World War 3 already began due to a “lack of forward thinking” by U.S. officials.
Against the warnings of the United States and NATO, Vladimir Putin ordered the military to move Russia’s nuclear weapons into Crimea. Missile systems were also deployed to Kaliningrad, a strategic position between Poland and Lithuania, as part of the Russian military strategy.
World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko claims Putin will eventually be forced to apologize “for the aggression and annexation of the Crimean peninsula” and believes WW3 could be around the corner based upon these recent actions.
“After what happened during the Second World War, you just cannot go ahead and flout international laws. What is happening at the moment could set off a Third World War,” claims Klitschko according to the Sydney Morning Herald. “I think that the European community is sleeping. Putin is doing what he wants to. In boxing we have a saying ‘be aggressive towards the aggressor.’ He will not stop there if we do not show him where the limits are. He will continue to march forward.”
The 38-year-old Ukrainian boxer made the remarks in a recent interview, and Klitschko also says he would say the same thing if he were to speak to Vladimir Putin face to face.
“[Putin] is making the same mistakes that have been made in the past. This war (in eastern Ukraine) makes no sense, we are like brothers (Ukraine and Russia). In two, five or 20 years Russia will apologize for the aggression and annexation of the Crimean peninsula.”
To this day, the Russian government has denied sending ground troops into Ukraine to fight directly. Russia has also been accused of giving eastern Ukraine military aid. According to the United Nations, Ukraine’s war has caused the deaths of over 6,000 people since the beginning of the fighting, but these numbers would grow dramatically if Russia’s tactical nuclear weapons were to enter the battlefields.
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